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December 10, 2017

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Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

SME Golden Bridge, Trade & Investment Award 2017 Winners – Les Carrières de la Pierre Bleue Belge -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden has announced Nell Jones as Head Gardener -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New Pellenc dealer in Cambridgeshire -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

National Infrastructure Commission announces winner of Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Knowsley agrees plan to protect financial future of parks -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bowles & Wyer wins six awards at BALI 2017 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Stunning new rose garden at Lowther Castle designed by Dan Pearson now under way -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Platipus Direct has arrived -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

£2M pledged to safeguard Britain’s trees as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative

Two new projects have received a share of £2M for research to help combat threats to trees and plants as part of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative (THAPBI). This multi-disciplinary initiative brings together biological, environmental, and social scientists to support the future health and resilience of the UK’s forests and woodland in the face of increasing pressures. Several new tree pests and pathogens have emerged to threaten UK trees in recent years, with plant imports and climate change often implicated in their spread. Research that will conserve trees, woodlands and forests has the potential to be greatly beneficial…

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2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens next month

The 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition opens on 29 April until 16 October 2016, in Tangshan, China. This is an A2/B1 exhibition approved by AIPH. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Tangshan Earthquake, the expo will demonstrate the vital role of greening cities with a theme of ‘City and Nature, Phoenix Nirvana’. Other aspects include fashion gardening, environmental protection, low-carbon lifestyles and harmonious co-existence between nature and humanity. Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General, comments: “Over seven million people live in the city of Tangshan and the surrounding area. With a history of mining and ceramics this important Chinese industrial city…

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British Sugar TOPSOIL is loved by customers, survey reveals

The UK’s largest supplier of topsoil British Sugar TOPSOIL has carried out a survey recently which has revealed the brand is loved by its customers. Customers cited product quality, value for money and customer service as the top three factors affecting their purchasing decisions. A total of 269 customers were approached and 25 percent responded to the survey, an increase of 6 percent on the previous year. With an 81% ‘Excellent’ rating for customer service – a 23 per cent increase on the previous year – the TOPSOIL sales team of Sam Colman, Natalie Gudgin and Sally Walton prides itself…

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Warning of Xylella fastidiosa from Barcham Trees’ Mike Glover

As media coverage and public concern about the latest threat to Britain’s plants – the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa – increase, the managing director of the UK’s largest container tree nursery has warned a strict quarantine system is the only answer to combat the serious peril. “Anyone buying trees should ask where they have come from and if they have an audit trail”, says Mike Glover of Barcham Trees in Cambridgeshire. “If they are not satisfied with the answers, they should simply walk away and not buy from that supplier”. Glover continues “Xylella is not in the UK yet, but if…

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HTA Plant of the Moment for March

Plant a rainbow of colour in the garden and welcome in spring with primulas and polyanthus, the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) ‘Plant of the Moment’ for March. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten your outlook on even the dullest of days. New varieties are continually being bred offering outstanding garden performance, larger flowers and better resistance to the vagaries of our weather. Although single-coloured flowers are always popular also look out for bicolours, double and rosebud types, plus wonderfully scented new varieties too. Bold blocks of primulas always look…

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E. de Jong finds success at Polish Gardenia show

The recent Polish Gardenia trade show was a terrific success for Boomwkekerij E. de Jong. Held in Poznan, this annual event drew lots of interest in their range of Pleached trees. Janny de Jong said “ It was a very good event for us with a high level of professional buyers throughout the 3 day event. Interest continues to grow in our  Royal Hedge material. This hedge is very easy to plant and can make a very beautiful colourful new hedge. The level of enquiries from Eastern Europe is growing and to emphasise this, a Polish grower bought our entire…

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Property Care Assocation says Japanese knotweed is growing earlier due to mild weather

Japanese knotweed is growing months ahead of normal in parts of the UK according to a national trade body. Mild winter weather has prompted unusually early sightings of the invasive plant, according to the Property Care Association (PCA). Sightings of the invasive weed have already been reported in several areas of the country, according to the PCA. Usually the species doesn’t appear until April, but mild, wet conditions are thought to have created perfect conditions for early growth. The widespread flooding seen across the UK could also have spread the plant’s seeds further than normal. The presence of the destructive…

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Howard Nurseries Ltd. gains top recognition at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards Ceremony

Howard Nurseries Ltd., the UK’s foremost hardy perennial specialist from Wortham, Norfolk are delighted to announce that at the 2016 UK Waterwise Water Efficiency Awards held at the House of Lords on Tuesday 1 March, they were the proud winners of the Environment Agency’s Chairman’s Award for Water Efficiency, the highest award available in the UK for their 100% self-sufficient reservoir and water management system. They were also delighted to win the Farming and Horticulture award for the same project, beating off stiff competition from hundreds of other companies in both categories. The naturally clay lined reservoir contains over five thousand…

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German tree nursery Lorberg donates 200 trees for planting along R1 European Bicycle Route

German tree nursery Lorberg has donated 200 robust Resista-Elms to be planted along the R1 European Bicycle Route from Berlin to Boulogne-sur-Mer, and on from Dover to London, symbolising a ‘green bond’ across the continent, promoting ‘peace and a united Europe’. To mark the gesture, keen cyclists are invited to join the team that will ride the 1,400km route, setting out from Berlin on 28 May and arriving in London 11 days later. Anyone can take part in a section of the ride, which passes through Utrecht, the Hague, Bruges, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Dover on its way to London. If that…

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Mayor chooses English Oak from Wyevale Nurseries

The Mayor of Worcester yesterday (February 29, 2016) visited one of the UK’s leading nurseries to choose an English Oak tree. Councillor Roger Knight attended Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford to purchase a replacement tree after the death of a much loved 300-year-old Oak on Torridon Walk Village Green in St Peters, Worcester. Adam Dunnett, Sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “Andrew Congera, our amenity sales manager, also a former resident of St Peters, who is an expert when it comes to Oak trees, assisted Roger and Warwick Neale, head of parks and open spaces at Worcester City Council, with…

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